Crate Dig: My First Blog Post #ever #kindof

Stumbled across my now-defunct first blog from back in 2007 #thatyear and in the past six years… not much has changed at all… what can I say? For the sake of morbid curiosity… from October 2007… my first blog post… #itsadoosie #notheresnopictures swiper sighs manifesto So until I figure out this whole music blog thing…

VMA Day 2013 – Four Butterflies to Watch #heylookamonarch

Honeymoon isn’t even the furthest stretch of one’s falsified imagination when it comes to the Video Music Awards since 2010 #generous This year, I …. okay, I don’t actually know half of the nominees, and I might not have heard of 75% of the songs, but I can pick up a pattern from a mile away #universallaw #fortherecord No…

Icon Aughts :: Britney Spears and T.I.: Southern Phoenix

Round 4 of “A Dime, A Dozen” finds its focus on The South –– and the two who proved that it could indeed rise again: Britney Spears and T.I. Britney Spears and Tip Harris: these two from the belly of the map went from trendy to trendsetting in two tales of pop glory that had many…

The de-brief: VMAs 2009

Yes, please. MTV: proof that reality is the greatest canvas, and life is the greatest performance art. By reality, of course I mean “reality drama” and MTV’s “reality” which is anywhere a production crew happens to be, and by life I mean celebrity – because, really, who else’s life matters? The VMAs (as stated below)…

The de-brief: VMA past and predictions

VMA night already? Indeed, and if nothing else the VMAs tell the tale of American “young mainstream” culture. In a more subtle way though, the VMAs have dictated the direction of this country as a whole — or at least the mediated portrayal. Much like modern MTV as a whole, Britney Spears is central to…